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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Perfect Reception - Glenn Griffith, Inc

Here are some wonderful receptions from Glenn Griffith, Inc. I really loved the olive green setting but the ice luminaries blew me away. That was beyond creative. It looked amazing! That is my kind of event planner. See more at Glenn Griffith, Inc.

Yummy to My Tummy - Dragonfly Cakes

Doesn't this look scrumptious? I hope that it tastes as good as it looks. Get more information at Dragonfly Cakes.

Flower Girl Petal Purse - Heart Paper Soul

What a great idea. I have never seen a flower girl petal purse quite like this one. Available at Heart Paper Soul.

Cake Jewelry by Debra Moreland

Debra Moreland is best known for her amazing tiaras. But now she adds wedding cake jewelry to her repertoire. These beautiful pieces will look stunning atop your perfect wedding cake. See all of her designs at My Glass Slipper.

Groom's Survival Kit

Equal opportunity, huh? The Groom's Survival Kit is available at Mr. and Mrs.

Melissa Sweet's Bridesmaids

Here are some perfect choices for bridesmaids dresses by Melissa Sweet. All of the dresses are made of silk. Each one is very feminine and dainty, available in fall colors. See more at Melissa Sweet.

Engagement on Ice at Rockefeller Center -


Proposals Scheduled From November 29 – December 2 Can Be Filmed and Posted Online As Part of Growing Trend in Wedding Documentation

The Rink at Rockefeller Center and today announce that “Engagement on Ice” has opened for the season, with a special window this year between November 29 – December 2 during which proposals will be videotaped and posted on Engagement on Ice is a program which allows prospective grooms to plan their wedding proposals on the ice at Rockefeller Center, giving them the rink to themselves with their sweethearts for the special moment., the Rink’s partner in the engagements and the premier destination website from Condé Nast Bridal Media, will give couples the option to have their proposals that occur during the five day period filmed and posted online. This will allow all couples to visually share their news with friends, family and other future brides and grooms. These proposals will be on in mid-December for online visitors to view and vote for their favorite among the selected proposals. Both voters and the online proposal couples will be entered to win a luxury honeymoon vacation. Space is limited for couples who wish to have their “Engagement on Ice” proposal filmed during the five-day period; interested parties can visit to see video proposals from last year and further details.

The Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center is one of the most famous and romantic settings in New York; it set the stage for over 150 happy couples’ engagements last year. The "Engagement on Ice" package ensures that everything is smoothly in place for the big moment. It offers front-of-the-line access ensuring that the lucky couple can head straight onto the ice for a romantic spin around the Rink. As the session ends, the other skaters will disappear, leaving the couple alone on the ice. ‘Their song’ will begin to play, setting the scene for the perfect proposal. Once she says ‘yes,’ The Rink staff can deliver a bouquet to the new affianced couple before the couple takes one last lap on the ice. To complete the experience, the two toast to their good fortune at the rink-side restaurant Rock Center Café before receiving an exclusive, celebratory gift bag valued at over $500. Editor in Chief Theresa DiMasi said, “The documentation of engagement proposals is an exciting new trend and we’re thrilled to be on the scene for the second year in a row to capture that special moment in two people’s lives. The online availability of this special partnership allows people from around the world to share the joy of engagement; last year over 12,000 people voted for their favorite ‘Engagement on Ice’ and almost a million logged on to watch the proposals.”

The cost of “Engagements on Ice” is $200, all inclusive. Reservations are required and availability is limited. The package includes:

Front-of-the-line access for two with complimentary skating passes and rentals.
Signature ‘song’ played during or after the proposal (music provided by proposer).
The option to drop off flowers that can be skated out and presented to new fiancée.
Private time on the ice for proposal and ‘victory lap.’
A champagne toast at rink-side restaurant Rock Center Café.
An exclusive gift bag (with an approximate retail value of $500) including gifts from Bed Bath & Beyond, Dylan’s Candy Bar, East Six Design, Enspri, Fishs Eddy, Godiva Chocolatier, Oneida, Prescriptives, Wee Card Company, and more.
The opportunity to have free, online footage of “Engagement on Ice” proposal if scheduled between November 29 and December 2.
Located off of Fifth Avenue, between 49th and 50th streets, The Rink first opened on Christmas Day in 1936 as the premier artificial outdoor skating pond built in New York City, complete with modern amenities: night skating, a heated house for changing skates, piped-in music and rink-side dining. Today the Rink is an historic landmark, open seven days a week from October 7, 2006 until early April. For more information on The Rink and “Engagements on Ice”, visit or call 212-332-7655. For more information on and “Engagements on Ice” online, visit

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

What's Good at Spiegel?

I am on so many email lists that my inbox stays full. Today, I received this update from Spiegel and I love these silk dresses. These dresses are available in autumn colors like wine, dark green and teal. Just perfect for your late fall or winter wedding... I especially love the kimono-style dress. See more at

Lovelies from Castle Starr

These lovelies would definitely make a statement at your engagement party or your bachelorette party. From the Fall 07 collection of Castle Starr. See more on their web site.

The Bridal Cap

I love the uniqueness of this bridal cap. How lovely. Visit Vardas Designs to get one.

A Cute Little Dress from Little Bits

This is the cutest thing. I think that it makes such a modern statement on girly dresses for the girly girl. Get it at Little Bits.

Setting the Perfect Table

If you are looking to set a beautiful table, you can start with these Iittalla Bottna plates from This design was created by Anna Danielsson in 2002 for Marimekko. Don't you just love Marimekko. I really love the big, bold leaf graphic and the crispness of black and white.

Lighting the Way - Jamali Garden

Jamali Garden has some of the most unique candles and candle holders around. You can always look there for something special for your table settings. I especially love the antiqued glass hanging votives. See more on their web site.


Candle Holders

The Perfect Teapot

This is a lovely little teapot from In Pursuit of Tea. I love how unique the design is. Another great wedding gift.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Destination Wedding Decor from Love, Me Shop

Too cute. I love this starfish bag. This would make a lovely welcome bag for your out-of-town guests for your destination wedding. You can get everything at: Love, Me shop.

I also love these shell napkin holders.

Fabulous mollusk beach candles

Lovely little sea and shell votive candle holders

The Python Clutch

This python clutch has lovely crystals and will definitely make a statement on your arm. Available from Vivre.

Maids and Dolls

This is a lovely dress by Yoana Baraschi. This is a great coral color and I love the black one, too. Not your average bridemaids dress, but you are not the average bride. See the entire collection at

Friday, October 26, 2007

My Idol - Colin Cowie

There isn't anyone in the wedding industry that I admire more than Colin Cowie. He is my hero. He wants you to create an amazing affair on any budget and he gives some fantastic tips on how to do so. I wholeheartedly agree. I believe that if you are going to DIY, do it with style. Visit his web site for inspiration and wonderful tips.

He has also written two amazing books, For the Bride and For the Groom. These are a must read. His words are thoughtful and carefully chosen. He really made me think differently about marriage.

So I was happy to see that he now has a lovely set of accessories on HSN. Here are my favorites for a gold-inspired affair - get everything at HSN: